Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of metal furniture can be renovated back to new?
Metal Furniture Doctor works exclusively with Aluminium furniture. We named the business Metal Furniture Doctor because sometimes it is difficult to judge whether furniture is made of Aluminium, steel or Iron.
The magic tool required is a fridge magnet. If the magnet sticks to the furniture it is made of steel or Iron. If the Magnet doesn’t stick, then the furniture is made of aluminium and we can restore it back to new.
How much will this service cost?
Our renovation service is unique in the UK. The new finish applied to your furniture, in whatever colour you choose, will be vastly better than the finish the furniture it had when new.
The cost per Chair is normally about £90+VAT per chair. Tables vary from £120+ VAT for a two seater table to £450+VAT for an 8 Seater table.
Where does Metal Furniture Doctor operate?
Our factory is conveniently located in the North Cotswolds which allows us to collect furniture over a wide area. To get an idea of our normal collection area (in the right circumstances we can make exceptions) please view our map below.
How long will our furniture be away?
The renovation service normally takes 4 weeks from collection to redelivery, but this can go up to 6 weeks at busy times of the year. It is more convenient for customers and MFD to undertake renovation work in the non-summer months i.e. September through to April.
Can we bring the furniture to you?
The simple answer is yes, you can. You are very welcome to deliver and collect the furniture to our factory based in the North Cotswolds. All we ask is that you let us know what day and a rough time so we can ensure someone is there to greet you.
What do MFD actually do with my furniture?
Once we have it in our factory larger items such as tables are disassembled. Each item is chemically dipped to remove the old paint. It is then put into one of our shot blasters and blasted with manganese shot which creates a very slightly textured new aluminum surface. We then check for any breaks or cracks and if necessary these are welded up. The furniture is then taken to our coating department where firstly a primer is applied which is baked on in our 4m long oven at 200 degrees centigrade. Finally the new colour you have chosen is applied in powder coat paint and it goes back into the oven for the final long bake. If the item needs to be reassembled this happens with new stainless steel fittings and finally each item is given new plastic feet.
Any further questions do not hesitate to get in touch!